Friday, February 25, 2011

Georgia citizen asks "Who's going to shoot Obama?"


Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) was asked at a town hall meeting Tuesday, "Who is going to shoot Obama?"

The question was met with laughter, and Broun did not immediately condemn it. Several eye witnesses say Broun laughed as well.

Broun said in response at the time: "The thing is, I know there's a lot of frustration with this president. We're going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we'll elect somebody that's going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare."

Broun issued a statement days later -

"Tuesday night at a town hall meeting in Oglethorpe County, Georgia an elderly man asked the abhorrent question, "Who's going to shoot Obama?" I was stunned by the question and chose not to dignify it with a response; therefore, at that moment I moved on to the next person with a question. After the event, my office took action with the appropriate authorities.'

'I deeply regret that this incident happened at all. Furthermore, I condemn all statements -- made in sincerity or jest -- that threaten or suggest the use of violence against the President of the United States or any other public official. Such rhetoric cannot and will not be tolerated."

A law enforcement source confirmed that the Secret Service interviewed the constituent and determined that he now regrets making a bad joke.

Ummm... yeah. A very bad joke. Ask Congresswoman Gifford and her family.

5 comments:

  1. Unbelievable. Not that it's necessarily a geographical issue but that is a very unfortunate part of living in this state. Atlanta is an island in a sea of.....

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  2. The good thing is: I know folks like you are there. At least there's sanity with you and young whipper snapper there.

    :)

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  3. As a conservative this type of thing really pisses me off. What good does this person believe will come from a stunt like that? He puts a Congressman in a bad spot no matter what he does or says, and its a black eye for all of us. What a Gomer.

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  4. We are not alone. :) But in world of Newt's it's not uncommon politics.

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  5. Ironically when I posted to that the first time the word I had to use to verify was "haine". Very apropos considering the "hate" that person in the audience felt and Rep. Broun must be harboring.

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